Clinical Assistant Professor
JD, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago-Kent College of Law; Certificate in Intellectual Property; Certificate of Distinction
MBA, University of Akron; Finance/Marketing
BBA, University of Toledo; Operations Management/Information Systems
Law and Entrepreneurship
Transactional Intellectual Property
Evaluating Early Stage Companies
IP Strategies in Startup Businesses
Clinical Education Models
Jeff began his career as a web application and software developer; he developed some of the first corporate intranets and internet-enabled business processes. He left the exciting (and, at the time, imploding) world of internet development for law school where his focus was on intellectual property particularly software licensing and trademarks.
Jeff worked in the private sector practicing in the area of business law, non-patent intellectual property, and licensing. Jeff has advised software and information technology companies of all sizes. He has managed international trademark portfolios and participated in business litigation. Jeff's love for craft beer has also led him into representing numerous breweries and he is an expert on the craft brewing industry and alcohol regulation.
Since 2011, Jeff has worked in the UW Law & Entrepreneurship Clinic supervising students' representation of startup businesses. He has (re)designed many of the Clinic's systems and processes to make handling large caseloads more manageable for both students and supervisors. His interests are in: Intellectual Property strategies for nascent entrepreneurs and high-growth companies, business evaluation methods and models, and Clinical system and process design.